Career Service

Career Service

The ATHENA Career Service offers seminars, workshops, trainings, individual career advice, and coaching to help finding one’s way in the world of work. We support students in developing their individual career goals and matching their skills to the market’s needs. Subjects of our seminars and trainings are e.g., techniques to write a convincing CV, strategies for a successful job search, and practical training to be well prepared for the job interview. We also organise presentations with professionals from various industries to give students insights into different fields of work.

ATHENA Career Event 2022

The ATHENA Career Event takes place on 19 October 2022 from 9 to 11.45 am CEST. Students and PhD-students from IT and engineering can get in touch with companies and networking institutions linked to the labour market in the ATHENA partners’ countries. Find more information about the participating companies below and in the event programme!

Please note: It is mandatory to sign up for the event by filling in the registration form.

Companies and organisations at the ATHENA Career Event 2022:

Maksims Jegorovs, CEO Accenture Baltics

Maksims Jegorovs joined Accenture in 2004 and became the company’s leader in 2007. During his tenure, the company has grown from 72 to more than 2000 technology talents culminating with the opening of a new Advanced Technology Center in Lithuania in 2021. He is renowned for his deep technology skills and for passionately leading the growth of Accenture in the Baltics. Accenture is known as a technology powerhouse by delivering complex solutions to clients all over the world. Maksims Jegorovs has graduated from the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Latvia and is an Honorary Member of the University of Latvia and President of the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Latvia.


Maria Jonsson, Professional Development consultant

APEC is one of five national partners certified in proposing the “CEP- Conseil en Evolution Professionnelle” across France with APEC as representative of Executives (Cadres) from all functions and sectors, no matter their working status (active or not).

Because each career path is unique, one of APEC’s main goals is to offer personalised services. You have an advanced degree? (Bachelor’s degree or higher), and/or have an experience where you have displayed high qualified skills or even had an executive position in any sector, whether it would be private or public? APEC can help you!


Carlos Castaño, Vice-President of Global Engineering

Carlos Castaño is the Vice-President of Global Engineering at BorgWarner, he lives the passion of engineering in everything he does within his role, and he is promoting the change of the company’s portfolio of products for electric vehicles. He is a strong believer on the young talent to grow professionally in the organisation and constantly seeks for passionate engineers to welcome them at BorgWarner. 


Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg, Director International Markets

The BVMW is a politically independent association which caters for all commercial branches and professions, and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses in politics, with administrative authorities, with trade unions, and with major companies.

Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg is Director International Markets at BVMW since January 2020. Before, he held management positions in Germany and abroad and was responsible for business development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He managed the international business in the CIS for the German automotive supplier Flaig + Hommel GmbH, was Deputy Regional Director of DB International GmbH, a foreign subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn.


Helena Silva, Executive director and board member

CEiiA is an Engineering and Product Development Centre that conceives, develops, and produtises new technologies, products, and services towards a more sustainable society. CEiiA is one of the biggest R&D investors in Portugal, working by bridging together cities, industry, and universities in high-tech sectors such as automotive and mobility, aeronautics, ocean and space. Under a Smart & Sustainable Living approach, CEiiA focuses on developing complete programmes involving national and global players in the development and industrialisation of products-as-services that enables new business models towards a carbon-zero world.

Helena Silva graduated in Production Engineering and holds a Master in Management and Industrial Strategic. She attended the curricular part of the MIT Portugal PhD Program – EDAM (Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing). Helena Silva worked in manufacturing planning in Volkswagen (PT) from 1997 to 2001. She was part of CEiiA’s foundation team and since 2001 she had several roles at CEiiA, from leader of engineering teams to general manager.


Anka Laketić, Recruitment Business Partner

Endava is reimagining the relationship between people and technology. The company has helped some of the world’s leading Payments, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Media, Technology, Consumer Products, Retail, Mobility, and Healthcare companies accelerate their ability to take advantage of new business models and market opportunities. By ideating and implementing dynamic platforms and intelligent digital experiences, Endava helps its clients fuel the rapid, ongoing transformation of their business.

By leveraging next-generation technologies, agile, multi-disciplinary teams provide a combination of Product & Technology Strategies, Intelligent Experiences, and World-Class Engineering to help the company’s clients become more engaging, responsive, and efficient.


George Maravelias, Chief Technology Officer

Netmechanics, born in 2008, is a Software house and Performance Digital Marketing company offering businesses Digital Transformation & Development with a goal set in stone; To develop and implement essential solutions for its clients through projects that require high knowledge & technology. This goal, however, is not yet complete. A constant amelioration of its services and a steady progress in the team that make up the company are also part of its vision.


Julia Shirley, International Student Affairs at University of Siegen and Programme Coordinator SieguVer

The SieguVer programme at the University of Siegen supports international students and PhD students in preparing for the German labour market and helps them to create an efficient network in the region. Basic prerequisites for a successful career entry are a good social environment, first contacts with companies, language skills and cultural know-how about the region.


Louis-Philippe Broze, CEO and co-founder of Spentys

Spentys helps the orthopedic professional make large parts of their production process more efficient and make it possible to offer hyper-personalized medical devices to the patient. All this in a highly scalable and affordable way via the 3D scan 3D model 3D print platform developed by Spentys. The company’s mission is to give orthopedic professionals worldwide access to a new generation of 3D technology-based medical devices (e.g. orthoses) and processes to facilitate their work and improve their patients’ lives.

Louis-Philippe Broze started the company during his studies. 5 years later, Spentys employs more than 30 persons and is active in more than 16 countries.


Yiorgos Agapiou, Senior Solutions Architect and Scientific Coordinator of FITCE (Federation of Telecommunication Engineers of the European Community)

WINGS ICT solutions is a Greek SME that develops advanced solutions for verticals sections: (1) AIRWINGS for air quality (outdoor/indoor, in production and manufacturing), civil and environment protection (fire protection); (2) ARTEMIS for the proactive management of utilities (energy, water, gas infrastructures); (3) WINGSPARK for advanced mobility services and for the management of transport infrastructures; (4) AQUAWINGS for sustainable and effective aquaculture; (5) AGNES for sustainable agriculture and food safety; (6) WINGSChariot for logistics and industry 4.0/5.0 applications; (7) STARLIT for health/wellness.


Our workshops

The Career Service of the University of Siegen is open for ATHENA Students. If you are interested in taking part in one of the online workshops or events, please send an email to In the subject line there should be the keyword ATHENA and the workshop number. Please give us your full name, the name of your university and the subject you are studying. You will receive a confirmation of your registration within two days. The link to the online event will be sent to you by email to the address you registered with five minutes before the event starts.

A list of online workshops during winter 2022/23 will be announced shortly.